On Tour with Prism Book Tours
No Chance Meeting
(No Chance Love #1)
By Jaye Elliot
Christian Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 393 Pages
February 11th 2020 by Living Sword Publishing
Alex Jennings is done with life. After losing her brother in Afghanistan, everything has collapsed around her. Getting laid off from her day job and failing in her art career, she has nowhere left to turn. She once had faith to believe that all things would work together for good, but that faith died with her brother. Now she just wants the pain to end.
Riley Conrad served thirteen years in the military until three bullets sent him home. After a year and a half of physical therapy and scraping together a living, all he wants is to live a simple life and perhaps even open the coffee shop he dreams about. However, the weight of failing his parents’ expectations doesn’t make it easy, and working as a bartender isn’t getting him anywhere fast.
Could a “chance” meeting between Alex and Riley set them both on the path God always intended?
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In My Opinion
While No Chance Meeting is a slow, meandering read with a lot of daily minutiae and internal pondering, it plumbs emotional depths.
Jaye Elliott’s debut focuses on two people who are doing their best to move forward with life. While Alex is smothered by grief and darkness, meeting Riley leads her to open up with him and with the other important people in her life. Riley is a support for Alex, but is by no means perfect. He’s made mistakes he regrets and has some broken relationships scattered in the landscape of his life.
Elliott tackles the difficult topic of depression with grace and gentleness, never glossing over the internal battle that Alex wages on her emotions. The faith element of the book is also authentic to the story. I’ll be watching for more from this author.
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About the Author
Jaye Elliot is an award-winning author, country girl, and hopeless romantic at heart. She loves a good hero and will always sigh happily during the lights scene in Tangled. She writes from her home in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, which she shares with three cats she considers her kids. When not writing romance novels, she pens fantasy and adventure stories as Jaye L. Knight.
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One winner will receive a signed copy of No Chance Meeting, a coffee mug, a bag of chocolates, and a hand painted watercolor bookmark (US only)
Ends March 4, 2020
Peggy Nunn says
This sounds like such a great book to read. I am getting it. Thank you for the review.
John Smith says
It sounds like this book really gets into the characters’ psychologies!
Yay! Another new to me author. I’m loving all these new authors these days. Her book sounds interesting so thanks for your review.
Jaye Elliot says
Thank you so much for being part of the tour!